SMAC Election Results

posted Oct 10, 2011, 2:09 PM by Laverne Buckman

The San Miguel Advisory Council held their annual election on June 24th for three board positions for 2 year terms and one alternate position.
The newly elected council members are: Sharon Brower (owner of Fox & Toad Vineyard), with 34 votes; Noel Carpenter (incumbent and owner of San Miguel Properties) with top votes of 45; Jean Hoffmann (President of the San Miguel Resource Connection and NDGW officer), elected as the new alternate with 22 votes; and Mike Sanders (owner of Mission Street Antiques and incumbent) with 42 votes. Voting was monitored by the League of Women Voters.
Gary Davis was voted in as the Chairman, Debra Lewis as Vice-chair, Sharon Brower as Secretary, Tom Banish remains the Treasurer, and Noel Carpenter as Historian.
More information about the council can be found at the San Miguel Advisory Council's website.

4th of July at
San Miguel Park

Fireworks Fireworks will be for sale at designated booths in town by the San Miguel Lions with the Native Sons of the Golden West San Miguel Parlor, (take 10th street exit) and San Miguel Volunteer Firefighters, (next to the Fire Station on Mission St.).
Families are welcome to celebrate at the San Miguel Park and enjoy food, drinks, music, displays, vendor booths, and fun from 5 pm to dusk.
Military Veterans will provide a color guard for a brief ceremony to honor our military and our nation’s birthday.
This special event is hosted by the Friends of the San Miguel Library.  The San Miguel Library will be open special hours for residents to purchase used books as well as to peruse the library’s selection of books, books on tape, DVDs, and magazines.
San Miguel Park offers large shade trees, picnic areas, playground equipment, clean bathrooms, and large grassy areas for picnics. The San Miguel Pool will be open for swimming for the whole family.
Bring your own booth! Farmers’ Market, crafters, businesses, and civic groups are invited to host their own booth to sell items for only $10 per space. Proceeds go to the San Miguel Library to buy needed books. To register your booth, call Mary at 805-610-6747 to reserve your spot no later than June 29th.

Motorcycles will be on display next to the park and quilts will be displayed at the San Miguel Community Center.
The Native Sons of the Golden West will BBQ hamburgers and hot dogs for sale.  Ice cream, popcorn, snow cones, desserts, and cold drinks will be for sale by various non-profit groups.
Click here for a detailed flier.

Health Clinic Opens

Clinic at Casa San Miguel
Construction crews have been working to renovate Casa San Miguel to house the new health clinic. Photo courtesy of Ariston Julian
The Community Health Center opens June 22nd in San Miguel at Casa San Miguel located downtown on Mission Street. The health clinic will also be home to the San Miguel Community Support Center that has been operating out of a van parked at Lillian Larsen School.  The location at the Casa is temporary for at least six months until both groups will have a permanent location next to the new Community Center being built by Mission San Miguel.
Health Clinic temporary home
Casa San Miguel is renovated and open to residents
The new Community Health Clinic is open 9 am to 5 pm on Mondays, and on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm.
CHC is a non-profit serving local residents to provide quality and affordable healthcare services. The health clinic offers exams, immunizations, and prevention programs. For more information please visit their website or call Ariston at 805-934-5467.

Free Swimming in San Miguel!

Free swimming at San Miguel Pool
A young swimmer dives in the San Miguel Pool
The San Miguel Lions have worked with community support to provide free swimming for San Miguel kids through Fish Fry dinners and generous donations.
The pool is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Swimming lessons (group and private) will be offered starting July 14th. The pool can be rented for private swim parties. For more information contact the SLO County Aquatics Coordinator at 800-834-4636 x 4790 or 805-781-4790 or visit the County Parks website for the current schedule.

Sharing Books with Children

Children read at the San Miguel library
Children enjoy their book bags at the San Miguel Library
Raising a Reader is a program funded by SLO Community Foundation and the Orfalea Foundation.  It is  national proven early literacy program that engages parents in "book sharing" with children young children.  We implemented the program this year in the two state preschool programs at Lillian Larsen. 
The children  checked out Red book bags containing professionally selected books (4) to take home for the week.  There was also a DVD in the bag that gave the parents tips on "sharing" the books with their children. 
On Thursday at the library the children who are entering Kindergarten in the fall received completion certificates and  their own blue book bags to carry books checked out from the library.  Many of the children also received their own library cards.